Volkswagen, Mahindra to partner for MEB electric components in Chennai

Volkswagen and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) are exploring the use of MEB electric components for Mahindra’s new “Born Electric Platform”. Both parties announced that they have signed a partnering agreement to eval...

High speed e-two wheeler sales jump 425pc, grabs 61pc of E2W market

The year 2021 has clearly shown that Indians have begun to prefer registered high speed electric two wheelers (E2W) as compared to non-registered low speed two wheelers. Thus, while registered high speed two wheeler...

Donations, service extensions, plant shut downs in auto industry

Plant shutdowns, donations and service extensions are being increasingly witnessed in the Indian auto industry.

Pvt vehicles have 20 years, CVs 15 years for deregistration

While providing strong incentives to owners of old vehicles to scrap old and unfit vehicles through registered scrapping centres, the central government in its much awaited Vehicle Scrapping Policy has proposed that...

Maruti Suzuki, Delhi Police complete 2nd phase of road safety measures

After successfully implementing Automated Red Light Violation Detection (ARLVD) and Speed Violation Detection System (SVDS), Maruti Suzuki India Limited and Delhi Police have strengthened their commitment further to...

Tata Motors, Bridgestone, Hyundai, Okinawa, Nissan, JK Tyre reopen plants

In this latest round of resumption of plant operations and other activities, Indian auto companies in the news include Tata Motors, Honda Cars India, Bridgestone India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Hero MotoCorp, Hyundai...

Benelli India temporarily ceases operations at Hyderabad plant

Benelli, a leading worldwide manufacturer of premium bikes and Adishwar Auto Ride India – Mahavir Group, announced that Benelli India has shut down all operations at its manufacturing and assembly plant based out of...

Star rating to help consumers buy tyres that save fuel

You may have seen these star rating labels on products like air conditioners and refrigerators which basically emphasises the power saving efficiency of the products. Similar star rating labels are soon to be introd...

Guardians to be jailed, fined for offences by juveniles driving vehicles

Very soon, traffic violations will invite huge penalties for motorists in India as the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Rajya Sabha.

Steep hike in private ICE vehicle registration fees proposed

In order to boost the buying and use of electric vehicles in the personal passenger vehicle segment in future, the government is proposing a steep hike in the fees for issue and renewal of registration of private ve...

MoRTH draft notification for CMVR amendments to boost electric vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued a draft notification for amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules for providing a boost to electric vehicles

Steelbird records 80pc growth in helmet sales following stricter govt norms for riders

With the government clamping down on makers of unbranded non ISI helmets and penalising those either not wearing helmets or wearing unbranded helmets, sale of branded helmets is now seeing an upward trend. Leading h...

Hyundai ‘Be The Better Guy’ campaign for road safety

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) has released the road safety film aimed towards safe driving practices. This film marks the phase III of #BeTheBetterGuy road safety initiative by Hyundai since 2016 and highlights th...

Microdot technology, a powerful car theft deterrent

South Africa based Recoveri, manufacturer and exporter of technologically superior micro tag identification and trace solutions for vehicles and other movable domestic and corporate assets worldwide is entering Indi...

ICAT inaugurates new modern automotive test facilities

The International Centre for Automotive Technology ICAT) based in Manesar on the outskirts of Delhi inaugurated several new modern test facilities for vehicles on May 29, 2018. These were installed as a part of the...

India’s first BS VI compliant vehicle- Mercedes-Benz S 350 d

Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz achieved a historic milestone in the Indian automotive industry, by being the first automobile brand in India to launch the first ever BS VI compliant vehicles, ‘Made in India, for I...

Maruti Suzuki to support Delhi Police in Traffic Safety Management System

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has joined hands with the Delhi Police to implement a Traffic Safety Management System (TSMS) in the national capital. The objective of TSMS is: • Reduction in accidents and fat...

Mercedes-Benz ‘Safe Roads’, in its second year, travels to Kochi

Mercedes-Benz and its group companies Mercedes-Benz India (MBIL), Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) and Daimler Financial Services India (DFS) have inaugu...

Cabinet approves Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016

The important provisions include increase in compensation for Hit & Run cases from Rs. 25000 to Rs. 2 lakhs. It also has provision for payment of compensation upto Rs 10 lakh in road accidents fatalities.

Volkswagen not to submit interim results in sensitive diesel scam probe

Volkswagen which had earlier stated that it would submit interim results of its probe into the diesel emissions scam, has now said it will not be able to do so because of various sensitive reasons. This decision, th...

New iCAT test facilities inaugurated at Manesar

The International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT) hosted the inauguration of its new state of the art and modern test facilities installed as a part of the National Automotive Testing and R & D Infrastructur...

Auto Industry is a soft target; SC ban order unfortunate

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has laid out a series of facts and observations that clearly proves that by banning diesel cars with engine capacities of 2000cc through the December 16, 2015 or...

VW Group audit confirms misconduct and shortcomings

Germany based Volkswagen Group has admitted that the software-influenced NOx emissions behaviour of its cars in the US and elsewhere was due the interaction of three factors: The misconduct and shortcomings of indi...

323700 VW Group cars affected in diesel emissions scam in India

Volkswagen Group India has notified the Ministry of Heavy Industries and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) that approximately 323700 cars belonging to the Volkswagen, Skoda and Audi companies in In...

More trouble for Volkswagen as EPA issues 2nd notice

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that it is issuing a second notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Thi...

Volkswagen: Das Auto Scam

It’s the biggest scam to hit the global auto industry. No recall of a car, anywhere in the world, has ever had such a distasteful flavour of deceit and intrigue. Germany based Volkswagen has some of the best brands ...

VW scam will lead to enormous financial damages, says Muller of VW Group

Admitting that the recent emissions scam committed by the Volkswagen Group will lead to enormous financial damage which “it is still not possible to quantify as of today”, the new CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaf...

BMW M Studio now in India; 7 outlets by end 2016

BMW India has launched a brand new 'BMW M Studio' in Mumbai. The first-of-its-kind flagship store is dedicated exclusively to the BMW M brand and its entire range of products. The ‘BMW M Studio’ has been launched i...

Volkswagen sets aside $ 7.2 billion towards rectifying emission glitches

German car major Volkswagen has stated that it is setting aside a provision of some Euro 6.5 billion (approximately US $ 7.2 billion) to cover the necessary service measures pertaining to software glitches resulting...

Mercedes-Benz inaugurates ‘Safe Roads’ CSR initiative

Mercedes-Benz and its group companies Mercedes-Benz India (MBIL), Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) and Daimler Financial Services India (DFS) have inaugu...

Ministry against ban on 15 years old private motor cars

Owners of old cars in Delhi and elsewhere can now heave a sigh of relief as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has not endorsed the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order of banning more than 15 years old ve...

Crash tests mandatory for new vehicles from Oct 1, 2017: Govt panel

A committee constituted by Ministry of Road Transport & Highway (MORTH), Government of India, for creating a New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) on the lines of the Global NCAP has decided that test facilities for I...

Interview with Rajesh Shrivastava, General Manager, Marketing & Dealer Development, Terex Equipment Pvt Ltd

Terex is a US based company which operates through five verticals and one of the verticals is Terex Construction and that is where our company belongs. We are based out of Greater Noida and what we manufacture here ...

New safety standards for Indian cars mandatory by 2020, says Govt

The Indian government is taking steps towards harmonisation of national regulations of safety standards for passenger cars with UN-ECE regulations. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has formed a dedicated pa...

Radio taxis in India vouch for safety and reliability

In the aftermath of the alleged rape of a girl by a Uber taxi driver early December 2014, the Association of Radio Taxis, representing all the licensed radio taxi operators across India, has categorically stated tha...

Government plans crash test norms for cars

Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon. Radhakrishnan informed the Rajya Sabha on December 1, 2014 during the winter session of Parliament that the Government is planning to mandate the offset frontal...

Gadkari’s Road Transport Bill is revolutionary

The proposals in the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 are revolutionary in every sense. It has envisaged setting up a Motor Vehicle Regulation & Road Safety Authority of India. The bill has mooted a unified Driv...

A new set of rules for 2-wheeler riders mooted

The Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 has laid a lot of emphasis on safety of two-wheeler users both motorised as well as non-motorised. For two-wheeler users, a new set of rules will become applicable soon. As in...

Toyota FCV programme on fast track

Toyota has gained a government-approved status in Japan to build and inspect high-pressute hydrogen tanks, thus reaching an important production staging post in its programme to launch its first fuel cell vehicle. ...

Interview with Ashish Gupta, Founder & Director, Cougar Motorsport

My dream is to convert this into an annual 4X4 convention. And on the sidelines of the convention we are doing the RFC. This is a great beginning in this direction.

Trade policy tweaked to benefit motor racing

Keeping in mind the increasing number of motor racing events (Formula One, JK Racing, MRF Racing, VW Polo Racing) being held in India, the Indian government has finally modified its trade policy that will facilitate...

Interview with Dinesh Tyagi, Director, International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT)

In the next five years, we should be looking at revenue of close to 150 crore. By that time, we will be able to ramp up our headcount to over 400. Within a distance of 7km from iCAT, we will be establishing another...

Interview with Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)

Interview with Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)

Union Budget 2012-13 & auto industry

The Annual Budget 2012-13 has been tabled in the parliament and is widely believed to move and shake

Interview with Vishnu Mathur, Director General, SIAM

If you look at hybrid and zero-emission vehicles, the cost equation is not there as compared to conventional vehicles. To be more precise, the value proposition is not there in such non-polluting vehicles. So if I p...

Automobiles welcome 2011 with EM compatibility tag

Beginning 2011 new automobile models to hit the roads in India will have to comply with EMC norms

Nissan Motor India starts exports of Micra

CHENNAI: Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (NMIPL) has announced the start of exports of its ‘Made-in-Ind

Mahindra rejects ‘invalid’ US order

MUMBAI: Mahindra and Mahindra announced that it had received and was rejecting an invalid order for




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